Two Reuters reporters freed in Myanmar after over 500 days in jail
They were released under a presidential amnesty for 6,520 prisoners.
Gaza laments deadly start to Ramadan, amid funerals, debris
This incident is taking place after two sleepless days and nights of Israeli shelling and Palestinian rocket fire.
Two U.S. warships sail in disputed South China Sea
The sailing of the warships could anger Beijing at a time of tense relations between the world’s two biggest economies.
North Korea faces food crisis after poor harvest – UN
The country has for years relied on regular supplies of UN food aid.
Malaysia frees Vietnamese woman accused of killing North Korean leader’s half-brother
Kim Jong Nam died in February 2017 following alleged smearing of his face with liquid VX, a banned chemical weapon, at Kuala Lumpur airport.
Cyclone Idai: World Bank announces $545 million donation to Mozambique, Malawi, Zimbabwe
Cyclone Idai killed over a thousand people and destroyed vast infrastructure in the three countries.
German woman who converted to Islam, backed ISIS goes on trial
Sabine S lived under Islamic State in the Middle East before returning to Germany.
Scientists find ‘oldest human’ footprint in Americas
The 26 cm-long, bean-shaped footprint was first uncovered by the end of 2010 at the Pilauco archaeological site in Chile.
Cyclone slams Indian temple town after a million people flee homes
Howling winds gusting up to 200 kph (124 mph) whipsawed trees, uprooting scores, and driving rain impacted visibility.
Cyprus’s Justice Minister resigns over govt’s ‘political insensitivity’
Four women have been found murdered in the past three weeks.
Thousands evacuated in eastern India as cyclone Fani approaches
Tidal surges of up to 1.5 metres are expected and fishermen had been told not to venture out to sea.
New Zealand postpones long-awaited re-entry into deadly mine
Families of the victims have pressed ever since to find out what happened.
EXPLAINER: How India, the world’s largest democracy casts its ballots
The first version of the Indian electronic voting machine debuted in the state election in Kerala in 1982. Now they’re used in elections throughout the country, which happen on different days in different areas.
Coup fears in Venezuela as opposition leader claims imminent removal of Maduro
A heavy exchange of gunfire has been reported amongst military factions in the capital, Caracas.
Putin canvasses common passport for Russians, Ukrainians
The Russian president says having a common passport would bring the kindred nations closer.
Pakistan seeks multi-billion-dollar bailout from IMF
The country needs a bailout package worth up to $8 billion.
Terrorists kill pastor, four churchgoers in Burkina Faso
The attack takes place days before the German Chancellor is scheduled to visit Burkina Faso.
Tanzania rules out banning use of artificial nails, eyelashes
“An assessment done by TFDA has shown that fake nails and eye ashes have no side effects to mankind,” a Tanzania official says.